Wine and Beer Guide

Whether you are raising your glass for a toast, or pouring it into a stock pot, wine and beer are equally great for cooking and enjoying.

Types of Beer

Whether you prefer a smooth stout, hoppy pale ale, or a citrusy pilsner, this brew knowledge can help you navigate the growing beer world. By: Michelle Klug

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Imperial/Double
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Imperial/Double

Any style of beer can be an imperial or double. These terms refer to a bold-tasting beer that is twice or three times as strong as regular beers. The high alcohol content results from the ingredients (hops and malts) being doubled in the brewing process. These beers will usually be served in a small glass or chalice.

Color: Dark amber to black

Taste: Strong, bold, flavorful, intense, boozy

Alcohol: 8-12%

 

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